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To get a job done properly you need to find a professional local tradesman or handyman, someone you can trust, who guarantees his work and comes well recommended by the local community. Before you start thumbing through the yellow pages, you need to know exactly what work you need done. Having an action plan in place gives your tradesman a better idea of the job to be tackled. It works in your favor too, which means less chance of surprise charges later on and less delay in getting your job done. To find a home improvement professional, local building company or emergency professional help 24/7 simply fill out the form on this page and have up to 3 Local tradesmen or handyman contact you. Our searches are based on your postal code and will include tradesmen or handymen up to 50 miles from your home who can help you immediately. Find a tradesman or handyman for every job. From light fittings and loft conversions, to leaky taps and a lick of paint. Our handymen believe in exceptional service and quality workmanship which is why we back every job we do with our worry-free guarantee.
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Finding and working with a good home improvement contractor is an essential part of home ownership. Contractors can help you quickly whittle down a long list of small home repair projects, and they can also perform major renovations that are too large to be handled on your own. Learning how to choose a good handyman is crucial. Without carefully choosing the right contractor, you may end up overpaying or receiving shoddy work quality. A good handyman will perform high-quality work at a reasonable fee, and will be respectful of you and your home. Should I find handymen online? To augment the recommendations made by friends and family, search for handymen online. Customer review websites like Yelp are helpful for assessing contractors, and specialized sites like Local411 offer directories of service professionals like handymen. Checking the contractor’s own website is helpful, but reading third-party feedback is a better way to assess the quality and value of the contractor’s work. How Did You Find the Handyman? First, you need to evaluate how you found them. Though you can easily google “handyman” and click on the first name you find, that likely is not how you want to handle your important home repair. Is the Handyman Insured? While licenses is not always necessary for handymen duties, insurance is highly recommended for liability sake. If the handyman is injured while working on your property, you’re held responsible. Did They Present You With An Estimate? A good handyman will present you with some sort of written estimate and plan. It may be a rough outline of what to expect, but it should explain the problem and how it will be fixed. What is your working day like? It’s important for both homeowners and contractors to know what to expect on construction days before work begins, even if you don’t plan on being home while the work is being done. The targeted questions you’ll want to ask include:
- What are the approximate start and end times for construction day(s)?
- Do I need to remove any items that are in or near work areas?
- What will the noise level be like?
- Do you need me to be home at any point during the day?
You should also advise your contractor on key information about the project prior to your start date:
- The parking situation in your neighborhood
- Which restrooms, if any, are available for use
- Where available power outlets are located
- Who, if anyone, will be home during construction (including pets)
How and where will tools and materials be stored if the job spans multiple days? Part of keeping a clean, clutter-free workspace once the team has left for the day includes putting tools away. If they have large pieces of equipment they plan on storing in your home every evening, be sure to discuss where they will be kept and how they will be transported there. What steps will you take to protect my property? This may be one of the toughest questions to ask your contractor simply for the fact that it may seem disrespectful. However, it’s an important one that you’ll need to ask in advance of construction. Your contractor should be willing to take reasonable measures to protect your property, so be sure to ask what specifically he’ll do:
- Will you use tarps to cover large furniture items and surfaces in work areas?
- Will crew members wear shoe coverings when they enter my home?
- Will you recommend items that I should move to other areas of my home to protect them from damage?
- Will you close or lock doors as necessary when entering and leaving my home?
How will additional charges be dealt with? It’s critical that your contractor be clear that he won’t spend a penny over your agreed-upon budget without first gaining your approval — and if you hire him, this should also be specified in your contract. How do we resolve any disagreements? A contractor that asks questions is trying to uncover what you really want, but one that just nods and agrees with anything you say is not. They’re not really diagnosing the problem and getting to the heart of what you need. An open dialogue helps ensure that both parties are staying on top of the project, and are setting clear and reasonable expectations of how the project will go. Sourced By